A new type of terror is taking root at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. On 18 select nights, from September 23 through October 29, the theme park transforms into a frightening Florida haunt for those who dare to be scared. This year’s Howl-O-Scream theme is “Dark Side of the Gardens: Zombies Live Here.”
The purchase of Howl-O-Scream Busch Gardens tickets
will grant you access to haunted houses, sinister shows and thrilling rides. This year’s new haunted houses include “Nevermore,” an Edgar Allan Poe themed maze described as living horror story complete with beating hearts, disillusionment, swinging pendulums, and a raven’s cries; “Ultimate Gamble – Vampire Casino” features high stakes thrills at Revivara Casino; and “Zombie Mortuary” takes guests to a mortuary where they may or may not get our alive.
Returning Haunted Houses include Death Row Vengeance, Deconstruction, Nightshade Toys and Alone.
Howl-O-Scream shows are highlighted by The Midnight Hour, a dinner show at the Hellfire Club; and Fiends, featuring Dr. Frankenstein.
Other frightening features includes zombies lurking throughout Busch Gardens and chance to ride Cheetah Hunt at night, among Busch Gardens’ other fear-inducing attractions.